Low Carb Baking Mix

I didn’t set out to make a copycat version of the Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend. I love their mix… in most things I have tried it in. If you prefer something ready made, I have their great blend for purchase! Be sure to take advantage of my flat rate shipping and stock up on other goodies, too!

Baking Blend

But, it is just more pricey than oat fiber or coconut flour. So, I always tried to use those more, saving the THM baking blend for special recipes. So, when developing my Cinnamon Bun Cake:

Cinnamon Bun Cake

And my Cinnamon Buns:

Cinnamon Buns

I measured and mixed several different flours when creating them. The only difference in the buns over the cake was the addition of almond flour. It didn’t change the batter texture, but it gave a sweet flavor and a nicer crumb to them. For those that are nut free, I believe you could leave out the almond flour and this should still work well!

First, let’s talk coconut flour! I have always used the coconut flour from Bob’s Red Mill. And I was very happy with it. I order it in a 25 pound bag, but I ran out eventually. And… I bought some from Wal-Mart! I hated it! Course, heavy… and about twice the amount of fat as Bob’s Red Mill. Using the right coconut flour makes a big difference in this mix and the baked goods you make from it. šŸ˜Š

Next, what fuel is it? I am not sure. I am going to use it as a light S. I think it could squeeze by as a FP, because oat fiber and collagen have no fats or carbs, coconut flour and flax are low, but then there’s the almond meal. (You could definitely decrease or leave out the almond flour) Not much, and I think you could squeeze by in a FP, especially if you only used a 1/4 cup of the mix, but because I hate to crunch numbers… I’ll keep it to S or not tell you if I use it for FP! šŸ˜‰šŸ˜‰

Low Carb Baking Mix
1 cup oat fiber
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup golden flax meal
1/2 cup collagen
1/2 cup almond meal
2 Tablespoons glucomannan

Instructions:
Mix all together well, and store in a jar or container.

I was surprised how well it subs for the THM Baking Blend. It seems to sub out equally. I have made the Nuke Queen’s Bread with success in the oven.

Here are the chocolate chip muffins from the Trim Healthy Cookbook. Can you tell which is made with the THM blend and which is mine? I can’t either.

11 thoughts on “Low Carb Baking Mix”

  1. So what does the glucomannan do? Do you think I could sub it out with something else? It drops my Cholesterol too low and then I feel terrible.

    1. The glucomannan is a binder. I would try subbing xanthan gum. I think that would work if you can handle xanthan.

    1. Hi Maxine! I have not tested this for subbing out other ingredients for the coconut flour. Im sure there would be a way to make one coconut free. I don’t know if you could get by with replacing the coconut with oat fiber or not.

  2. I crunched the numbers. šŸ˜‰
    Oat fiber, collagen and glucomannon basically have zero carbs/fats.
    Coconut flour – 16 g fat and 24 g carbs in one cup
    flax – 14 g fat and zero grams of carbs in a half cup
    almond flour – 28 g fat and 6 g carbs in a half cup

    This mix makes 3.5 cups (roughly — not precisely!). Using 1/4 cup as a standard “serving” as most THM/low carb single serve products usually use about that much (roughly — not precisely! haha…), it follows that there are 14 servings in this one batch of baking mix, which would mean that from the 58 grams of total fat and 30 grams of total carbs in the whole mix, that would equal:
    4.14 g fat per serving
    2.14 g of carbs per serving

    So — this would technically be considered a fuel pull since it is less than 5g of fat and 10g of carbs. And, of course, you need to consider what else you are adding to this 1/4 cup of baking mix since that could change the fuel.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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